Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Combined Challenges

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Tonight I found some time to go play at my stamp table while Shawn went out to dinner with a guy that was here in York from Joplin. He was one of his co workers when we lived in Joplin and he always keeps in touch. Anyways, I decided to start on some Fall cards and this week's Color Challenge 444 & Sketch Challenge 454 was the perfect opportunity to do so!

The colors are:

Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze & Chocolate Chip

It was a toughie using 4 colors this week but I did it!
I pulled out an old set called Autumn Leaf Prints because I love the different leaves in the set. I used Chocolate Chip designer paper and my Scallop Trim Border Punch along with a scrap piece of brown gingham ribbon that was in my stash. Not sure if the stripes & the gingham match but I like it.

CC444 & SC454 Card:

Stamps: Autumn Leaf Prints
Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip 12 X 12 DSP Stack (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Brown Gingham Ribbon, Glue Dot, 2 Sided Tape

I also wanted to give an update on my MRI I had done last week.

I have nerve damage in my lower back at L4 & L5 vertebrae, the start of a bulging disc and arthritis. I knew something had to show since my back hurt most of the time, so that news wasn't surprising but also on the MRI it showed I have a 4 inch mass on my right kidney. I think the doctor was just as shocked as I was! As of now he thinks it could be a cyst. I go Friday for an ultrasound to see if it is a cyst or a cancerous tumor. I am not having any symptoms or any kidney pain so i'm hoping for the best. Next Wednesday I will be seeing a Neurologist for my back. Not sure what to expect there either but I pray what ever the plan of action is....that it helps. I hate being side lined due to this problem. 
So, keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer for me. I need all the prayers I can get!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!


Karren said...

Great way to combine challenges, Wendy! Fantastic autumn card! All the very best for your ultrasound (and your back troubles).

Loll said...

Hi Wendy. Great job using all the colors!! Your maple leaf is GORGEOUS! Loll xx